April222014

(Source: roopop, via unbear)

1PM

themodernistwitch:

queenbonerkiller:

themodernistwitch:

duhdoydorothy:

cherryaide:

armisael:

please watch avril lavigne’s new video it is so much worse than you are imagining as you are reading this, it is so much worse than anyone could have ever guessed it would be

The Song of 2013 
finally gets the video it deserves

do you think in 10-20 years arvil lavigne will be an even more sad “what ever happened to baby jane” style droopy psycho teenpunk

a) oh god the appropriation/infantilization it burns
b) I am only six years older than Avril Lavigne and I still dress like an (actual) punk and I don’t think I look this painfully whatever happened to baby jane, at least I hope so
c) this is one of the laziest-structured pop songs I’ve ever heard, like it’s not even produced well

Okay, why is Avril Lavigne now Gwen Stefani 10 years ago??? This is gross.

And, yeah, this sing is TERRIBAD.

However, while I’ve always thought Avril Lavigne is a fashion victim (I came of age in 2002, so she was selling millions calling herself punk at the peak of my I’m-an-asshole-who-hates-everything-that’s-popular phase), but it’s never had anything to do with her age. If she were still 19 and wearing this, it would still be just as tacky. I’ve always HATED the notion of age-appropriate fashion for adults. I will turn 30 late this year (as a matter of fact, Avril is almost exactly one month older than me), and I intend to continue wearing the exact same stuff I wear now, for as long as I like it. This includes mini-skirts, spikes, pigtails, neon animal print, kinderwhore rip-offs, etc. Saying or implying that what a woman is wearing sucks because she’s too old for it is gross, and always smacks of, “you’re too old to be playful or sexy or rebellious anymore- are you a mom yet?” Also, it seems like a lot of women’s fashions are decried as too ‘old’ for teenagers, and then “too young” for women past 30… and I can’t help but think that has everything to do with women being seen as only having sexual capital, worth, and agency for a little less than a decade of their life? And this is to say nothing of the obvious mitigating factors of body size, race, sexual identity, gender expression…

Now back to laughing/crying at this infantilizing, appropriative mess of a music video.

While I think you’re spot on about age-related regulation of women’s fashion, I was saying that she looks uncomfortable in that outfit and like she’s trying too hard to cling to her glory days as a teen star (hence the whatever happened to baby jane reference), not that she’s too old to wear a certain kind of outfit. Like I said, I dress basically the same way I did at 15, and I’m 35.

I think I understand. To clarify, I wasn’t so much responding to the people participating in THIS conversation as much as the way her style is discussed in media. Which I totally should have clarified. :-)

1PM
1PM

themodernistwitch:

duhdoydorothy:

cherryaide:

armisael:

please watch avril lavigne’s new video it is so much worse than you are imagining as you are reading this, it is so much worse than anyone could have ever guessed it would be

The Song of 2013 
finally gets the video it deserves

do you think in 10-20 years arvil lavigne will be an even more sad “what ever happened to baby jane” style droopy psycho teenpunk

a) oh god the appropriation/infantilization it burns
b) I am only six years older than Avril Lavigne and I still dress like an (actual) punk and I don’t think I look this painfully whatever happened to baby jane, at least I hope so
c) this is one of the laziest-structured pop songs I’ve ever heard, like it’s not even produced well

Okay, why is Avril Lavigne now Gwen Stefani 10 years ago??? This is gross.

And, yeah, this sing is TERRIBAD.

However, while I’ve always thought Avril Lavigne is a fashion victim (I came of age in 2002, so she was selling millions calling herself punk at the peak of my I’m-an-asshole-who-hates-everything-that’s-popular phase), but it’s never had anything to do with her age. If she were still 19 and wearing this, it would still be just as tacky. I’ve always HATED the notion of age-appropriate fashion for adults. I will turn 30 late this year (as a matter of fact, Avril is almost exactly one month older than me), and I intend to continue wearing the exact same stuff I wear now, for as long as I like it. This includes mini-skirts, spikes, pigtails, neon animal print, kinderwhore rip-offs, etc. Saying or implying that what a woman is wearing sucks because she’s too old for it is gross, and always smacks of, “you’re too old to be playful or sexy or rebellious anymore- are you a mom yet?” Also, it seems like a lot of women’s fashions are decried as too ‘old’ for teenagers, and then “too young” for women past 30… and I can’t help but think that has everything to do with women being seen as only having sexual capital, worth, and agency for a little less than a decade of their life? And this is to say nothing of the obvious mitigating factors of body size, race, sexual identity, gender expression…

Now back to laughing/crying at this infantilizing, appropriative mess of a music video.

I can't wait to be a tattooed glitter-wearing 40-year-old in a miniskirt
12PM
“I never quarrel with the people the people I’m screwing are screwing. Or were screwing. I make a point of being on the best terms possible. Even if you have a knack for it, sometimes it takes a lot of work. But the trouble you avoid—is not to be believed!”

some words of advice from
pg 586 Lanya, Dhalgren, Samuel Delany (via abigail-nicole)

Seriously, I’ve never understood why people are supposed to have issues with their partners’ exes. Clearly you have some compatible interests and tastes.

(via filth-thezine)

12PM

rocknrollwitches:

Courtney’s new song! Good quality.

NEW COURTNEY LOVE SONG YESSSSSS

(Source: sweetseducingsighs)

pretty into this parts of it sound like courtney doing betty blowtorch doing courtney love
12PM
at a loss
April212014

newwavefeminism:

sorayachemaly:

unwinona:

nocakeno:

campdracula5eva:

sorayachemaly:

Even little kids have a wage gap

  • Boys, on average, spend two fewer hours doing household chores per week than girls do (they play two hours more).
  • If they live in households where children are compensated for doing chores, boys make and save more money.
  • A 2009 study conducted by University of Michigan economists found a two-hour gender disparity in responsibilities per week in a study of 3,000 kids.
  • 75 percent of girls had chores, while just 65 percent of boys do
  • This disparity in chores and free time continues into adulthood all over the world. According to the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), men “report spending more time in activities counted as leisure than women. Gender differences in leisure time are wide across OECD countries.”
  • Year after year, studies repeatedly confirm these patterns.
  • The problems women face with unequal pay and housework duties actually start in childhood.
  • The fact that boys’ chores appear to be more profitable makes the childhood chore gap even more disturbing. Turns out, parents tend to value the work that boys do more.
  • Gender stereotypes dictate these patterns.
  • men who grow up with sisters do less housework than their spouses and are also significantly more socially conservative.

Just had to bold that bottom point there because of the amount of misogynists who claim that because they have women in their family, they can’t POSSIBLY be sexist ever.

oh my fucking god

I vividly remember all the families in my church where the grade-school boys were goofing off with toys and the girls were being handed younger babies and turned into babysitters.

Boys got to be boys, but girls had to be Moms.

Really, it ‘s a serious drag that even little girls today could answer #WithoutTheWageGapIWould

Really interesting post to come across while I’m in the middle of writing a lesson (sort of) centered around the wage gap

I grew up the eldest of three children. Both of my younger siblings were boys. By the time I was 10, I knew how to cook, do laundry, do dishes, and clean, all without supervision. My youngest brother didn’t know how to do laundry or cook anything other than ramen and mac n’ cheese until he was in his 20s. I never once made an allowance and got no graduation gift, but the older of my two younger brothers was given a car (a hoopty, mind you) when he graduated high school. I always saw this as the result of being the eldest and the slow economic climb my family managed to make throughout my life, but I was also the only girl, and I don’t really believe in coincidence. Now I live with two grown men (my husband and my best friend, who are, for the most part, great feminist allies), and since the second one moved in two weeks ago, I have done all the dishes and prepared every meal. There are many factors to consider, but at the end of the day, it’s still the woman in the house doing all of the domestic work.

(via thecactuswhereyourheartshouldbe)

5PM
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5PM

(Source: icymomo, via dadd1esgrrrl)

April202014

therealbitchpudding:

Had yummy food and great fun today, blogpost will be up tomorrow

(via fysoftfemme)

8PM
roger-sterlings-lsd-trip:

Ouchea coolin w/ @1weirdoldtip and @riotrix

In Phoenix the other day. Somehow, this makes like the 4th time I’ve hung out w/ Eddie and forgotten entirely to get photographic proof.

roger-sterlings-lsd-trip:

Ouchea coolin w/ @1weirdoldtip and @riotrix

In Phoenix the other day. Somehow, this makes like the 4th time I’ve hung out w/ Eddie and forgotten entirely to get photographic proof.

self me teal hair
7PM

If you’re prioritizing being a ‘good anarchist’ over being a decent ally (for lack of a better word), friend, or person, you are doing it wrong and I don’t really want to have anything to do with you.

personal anarchism
7PM
klonopinkardashian:

queenbonerkiller

When is this from!?

klonopinkardashian:

queenbonerkiller

When is this from!?

(Source: wholesalemoney)

bad nuns
7PM
highqualityfashion:

Gareth Pugh SS 12

highqualityfashion:

Gareth Pugh SS 12

(via fatalfashion)

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